Meaning of “isthmus” in the English Dictionary

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"isthmus" in British English

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isthmusnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɪsθ.məs/ /ˈɪs.məs/ us /ˈɪsθ.məs/ /ˈɪs.məs/ specialized

isthmus noun [ C ] (LAND)

geography a narrow piece of land with water on each side that joins two larger areas of land:

the Isthmus of Panama

isthmus noun [ C ] (IN BODY)

medical a narrow connection between two organ parts or structures in the body

(Definition of “isthmus” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"isthmus" in American English

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isthmusnoun [ C ]

us /ˈɪs·məs/

a narrow piece of land that has water on either side and joins two larger areas of land:

the Isthmus of Panama

(Definition of “isthmus” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)